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Re: Half Dome Corridor: Two Rescues in One Day

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avatar Half Dome Corridor: Two Rescues in One Day
August 31, 2014 12:00PM
At approximately 9:30 pm on Wednesday, August 20, two Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR) responders, hiking on the Mist Trail (which starts east of Yosemite Valley and parallels the Merced River), arrived at the bottom of the Nevada Fall switchbacks to assist a 71-year-old male hiker. The subject had reached the top of Half Dome a few hours earlier, and was complaining of exhaustion and sore feet. He was hiking with his adult daughter and her friend.

The subject's Half Dome story begins a week earlier, when he bought new hiking boots at an outdoor recreation store. The salesperson advised the subject not to wear his new boots on his upcoming Half Dome hike, since new boots that haven't been broken in on shorter hikes often cause hot spots, blisters, and soreness on a long, strenuous hike like the Half Dome hike. Even so, the subject chose to wear his new boots.

Re: Half Dome Corridor: Two Rescues in One Day
September 03, 2014 01:05AM
Half Dome - I plan on hiking up the Half dome and this will be my birthday present to myself. I want to know if I shd take a guided tour. I have not hiked half dome before or anything like it and want some input. I am planning to hike / apply for permit in a month. Anyone going around last week in Sep , first week in October ?

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